By: Benjamin Hart
The goods folks at Latino Review have returned with another Star Wars Episode VII rumor today. We've heard a lot from them, as well as many other sites, but this one is more unique than the others. Latino Review reports that a poster named "Mizzlewump" on an unspecified forum claimed to have read the second draft of the Episode VII script, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. He shared a description of what he saw, which you can read below.
Be warned: the following is possible MASSIVE SPOILERS. Read on at your own risk...
Here's what Mizzlewump had to say:
"I've read the second draft of the Abrams/Kasdan script.
I've chosen a trip so that people can't BS in my name when trailers, other media, and the film itself confirm what I say. I won't post again until then so as not to be accused of attention whoring.
Please don't read unless you want to have the film spoiled.
>Leia is made leader of the Republic after her predecessor's death
>Han is a retired veteran of the Republic fleet
>Luke hasn't been seen in nearly 30 years
>the lead character is Han and Leia's daughter
>the other lead is the child of Lando, and either a male or female depending on who is cast
>the other lead is a Stormtrooper, also either a male or female depending on who is cast
>dialogue for these two characters is very rough in the second draft
>Luke has no known offspring
>The Empire still exists in the form of a number of loyal galaxies and are in a state of cold war with the Republic
>The Empire is simply referred to as the "Empire," and the Republic is referred to formally only once, as the "Galactic Republic;" no "New" anywhere
>There are no Jedi whatsoever, and people still speak as if they are extinct, with Luke being "the last of his kind"
>The main antagonists are an older student of the Emperor, and his apprentice
>The apprentice takes control of the power dynamic between the two pretty quickly...
>The Republic are excavating ruins on a neutral world for a weapon; the world factors into tense negotiations the Empire have had with the Republic, and is referred to as the "Sith Homeworld"
>Loredump: In the script, the Sith are a couple thousand years old, founded by an ancestor of Palpatine called Ruin; the apprentice in this film also goes by that name
>the ruins within the Sith Homeworld are a control station; the planet itself is the weapon
>Luke saves the day at the end, but in a bad way; he has changed"
Latino Review claims to have verified at least some of the information here, but as you can probably tell, there are a number of reasons this could be incorrect. For one, it's only a second draft, subsqeuent re-writes could have made for big changes in this premise. And, of course, this is just a random forum post, so it's hard to take reports like this seriously. But very little is certain at this point, so we will continue to have an open mind and consider this a rumor until officially confirmed, or denied.
Source: Latino Review
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